Longsnout Seahorse

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Longsnout Seahorse

This fish is known as Longsnout Seahorse and the correct latin name is Hippocampus reidi. It belongs to the Seahorse family. (e) It's origin is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Seahorse belongs to peaceful species.

Longsnout Seahorse can grow up to 17 cm what is approximately 6 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 2040cm2 of water surface which is approximately 316 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Longsnout Seahorse fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

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Document modified on Sat Dec 15 11:42:26 UTC 2007
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